Tuition + Fees

 

  TUITION + FEES

Academic Year Academic Year
 2021-2022 2022-2023
Annual Tuition (12-18 credits) $39,975 $41,174
Per Semester $19,987.50 $20,587
Summer Tuition $440 per credit $440 per credit
*Studio Fee $34 per credit $34 per credit
Tuition Exchange
Studio Fee (12-18 credits) $500 per semester $500 per semester

  KCASE

Fees $50 per credit $50 per credit
Technology fee $125  $125
Studio/Materials fees per course per course
*Please note that an additional material fee may be required based on course selection.

  ROOM + BOARD

A $50 non-refundable Barabara Marshall Residence Hall (BMRH) application fee is required for all students residing on campus, in addition to their application and room preference form.
  Annual Costs
Academic Year Academic Year
2021-2022 2022-2023
Double Room $8,700 $8,900
Per Semester $4,350 $4,450
  Wylie Dining Resident Meal Plans
14 meals per week plan
Includes $125 dining dollars annually, $62.50 per semester*
$3,065 $3,210
Per Semester $1,532.50 $1,605
19 meals per week plan
Includes $200 dining dollars annually, $100 per semester*
$3,425 $3,586
Per Semester $1,712.50 $1,793
Non-Resident Meal Plan
45 meals per semester plan
Includes $250 dining dollars per semester*
$580 $607.50
75 meals per semester plan
Includes $250 dining dollars per semester*
$785 $822.50
115 meals per semester plan
Includes $250 dining dollars per semester*
$1,040 $1,090
*Dining dollars are for use at Café Nerman

 

 Major + STUDIO FEES

Academic Year
2022-2023
  Major Major Fee Elective Fee Other Fee
per semester per semester, per elective course
Animation $75 $75
Art History $15
Ceramics $490 $155 $290 Glass Fee
Filmmaking $150 $150
Fiber $200 $100
Foundation $100 N/A
Graphic Design $105 $55
Illustration $120 $60
Liberal Arts N/A N/A *
Painting $100 $50
Photography $150 $150
Printmaking $125 $85
Product Design $150 $75
Sculpture $225 $200
* $30 fee for Liberal Arts – Globalization in History Course

 

  ADDITIONAL FEES

Academic Year Academic Year
2021-2022 2022-2023
Central Shop Orientation* $25 fall semester $25 fall semester
*For Foundation students only.
Technology Fee $300 per semester $300 per semester
Graduation Fee $50 $50
Health and Wellness Fee* $75 per semester
*The health and wellness fee is paid each semester by all students. The fees collected are used to provide access to medical and mental health resources, as well as general wellness programs and resources for all students.
Late Registration Fee** $200 $200
**Students who are dropped for non-payment and re-registered

 

  KCAI’s Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance

  Student Living On Campus

Academic Year
2021-2022 2022-2023
Direct Billable Costs
Annual Tuition (12-18 credits) $39,975 $41,174
Technology Fee $600 $600
Health and Wellness Fee $150
BMRH Double Room $8,700 $8,900
BMRH 14 Meal Plan $3,065 $3,210
Indirect Costs
Books + Supplies $1,500 $1,000
Personal Expenses $1,000 $2,500
Transportation $1,500 $1,000
Estimated Cost of Attendance $56,340 $58,534

 

  KCAI’s Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance

  Student Living Off-Campus

Academic Year
2021-2022 2022-2023
Direct Billable Costs
Annual Tuition (12-18 credits) $39,975 $41,174
Technology Fee $600 $600
Health and Wellness Fee $150
Indirect Costs
Room + board $7,500 $9,000
Books + Supplies $1,500 $1,000
Personal Expenses $1,000 $2,500
Transportation $1,500 $1,000
Estimated Cost of Attendance $52,075 $55,424

 

  KCAI’s Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance

  Student Living with Parent/Guardian

Academic Year
2021-2022 2022-2023
Annual Tuition (12-18 credits) $39,975 $41,174
Technology Fee $600 $600
Health and Wellness Fee $150
Indirect Costs
Room + Board $0 $3,500
Books + Supplies $1,500 $1,000
Personal Expenses $1,000 $2,500
Transportation $1,500 $1,000
Estimated Cost of Attendance $44,575 $49,924

Tuition and Fees 2020-2021


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